Vigil planned Saturday for Valley Falls man

Friends and family have arranged a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember the 21-year-old Valley Falls man who died in a wreck Tuesday night.

The vigil for Chester Donovan Skinner will last from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Shawnee Gazebo on 37th St. Everyone is welcome.

Funeral arrangements for Skinner will be from 1 to 3 p.m. March 31 at the Jefferson Assembly of God Church, 8640 Clark Road, in Meriden, said Gina Runnels, Skinner’s girlfriend.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-24/vigil-planned-saturday-valley-falls-man

Lake levels

Date — March 23

Reservoir Pool Elev. Dis.

Milford 1,144.4 1,144.59 1,000

Tuttle Creek 1,075.0 1,075.16 800

Perry 891.5 892.44 698

Clinton 875.5 875.83 7

Pomona 974.0 976.66 15

Melvern 1,036.0 1,035.27 20

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Public funeral planned for Tuesday's accident victim

Funeral arrangements for the 21-year-old Valley Falls man who died in a wreck Tuesday night will be held next weekend.

The public funeral for Chester Donovan Skinner will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at the Jefferson Assembly of God church, 8640 Clark Road, in Meriden, said Gina Runnels, Skinner’s girlfriend of nine months.

Friends and family are trying to arrange a candlelight vigil Saturday or Sunday, Runnels, 19, said.

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Mayor Delivers Meals

Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, Rossville Mayor Wichman and Silver Lake Mayor Noble teamed up to deliver for Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson County.

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Key to affording college is to have a plan

Setting goals is often the first step to achieving your hopes and dreams for yourself and your family. Making a plan, however, is crucial to making those dreams a reality. This is especially true when it comes to a college education for your children. Starting a college savings plan when your children are young sets […]

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Patrol releases ID of fatality crash victim

Chester Donovan Skinner, 21, of Valley Falls, was killed shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck on K-4 highway on the Oakland Expressway, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash log.

Skinner was identified as the driver of a 1995 Saturn, which was traveling southbound on K-4 at 10:12 p.m. when it drifted into the opposing lane and struck a semitrailer head on, according to KHP records.

The driver of the semitrailer was Allen Paul Caselman, 51, of Wheeling, Mo. He had no injuries.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-21/patrol-releases-id-fatality-crash-victim

Jeff. Co. seeks fugitive wanted for burglaries

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for Russell Dean Baston, 44.

The sheriff’s office in a news release Tuesday said Baston is wanted in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts in Jefferson County and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Baston is 6-foot 1-inch tall and weighs about 225 lbs to 250 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

The sheriff’s office said Baston was last known to be driving a stolen Green 1995 Ford F-250 four-wheel drive extended cab pickup truck with no license plate.

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from News http://cjonline.com/news/2012-03-20/jeff-co-seeks-fugitive-wanted-burglaries